Mrs Amina Benkhadra
Civil Engineer of Mines from the National Superior School of Mines of Nancy, Mrs. Benkhadra is also a Doctor Engineer in mine sciences and technology (ENSM Paris). She also had management trainings at the University of Columbia in 1990.
In 1982, her career started at the Mines Research and Participation Office (BRPM) where she held several positions of responsibility in the feasibility of mining projects and the management of the portfolio of more than 30 subsidiaries of the previous BRPM. In 1994, she was appointed Director of Mines at the Ministry in charge of Energy and Mines, then Secretary of State in charge of mining sector development (1997-1998). As such, Mrs. Benkhadra led and supervised the implementation of a new strategy for the mining sector development.
In 1998, she became Director of the BRPM, then General Director of the National Office of Oil Research and Exploitation “ONAREP” (August2000 – November 2003).
In 2003, she was appointed as a General Director of the National Office of Hydrocarbons and Mines (ONHYM) on November 11, 2003, where she contributed to the reform of the previous ONAREP by implementing a new impetus of exploration promotion. She conducted the merger of BRPM and ONAREP and the creation of ONHYM.
In October 2007, she was appointed as a Minister in charge of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment. As such, Mrs. Benkhadra contributed to the implementation of new energy, water and environment strategies by the launch of many programs, particularly in the renewable energies field and the enactment of new laws and decrees.
Since 2012, Mrs Benkhadra, as General Director of ONHYM, manages the mining and hydrocarbons exploration and production. She is also in charge of several strategic projects:
Awards: Wissam Al Arch, the order of Officer - Prize for Arab-European organization for environment-Legion of Honour from the Republic of France- Price of the “Executive of the Year” Oil and Gas Africa Council.